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About Klipist

It’s never been easier to stream content, and there have never been so many providers, from dedicated film platforms to video-based social media. And yet, do you watch short films like you would stream feature films or browse creative content? Of course you don’t. Why? Because short films are a bit everywhere but really nowhere. Because perhaps you would watch one if it is recommended to you, but it wouldn’t otherwise cross your mind. And if it did, you might not even know where to start. We, at Klipist, think that’s a shame. For short films are not just films of shorter duration – they’re a playground, an opportunity to experiment, to connect and sometimes even to start important conversations. That’s why we want to give short films the opportunity to be found and inspire. We want to create a home for high-quality content that we select, curate and actively promote. And whether you’re a filmmaker or a film lover, we’d love you to be part of this journey with us.

The Team

Philip Andrew Trümpi

Philip Andrew Trümpi

Founder & Director
The reasons for starting Klipist stem from my own frustrations that most film creatives experience. Born and raised far away from any film industry, in a tiny village in Switzerland, I first did what every Swiss does: work at a bank. I studied business management and worked in investments, but I dreamt of working in films. When I finally gathered the courage to follow this dream, I booked a ticket to New York, got into acting school and very slowly worked my way up from short films, indie feature films (The Long Way Home), to TV shows (The Spanish Princess), up to an Oscar-winning Hollywood film (Bohemian Rhapsody). I also wanted to make films, so I produced several short films and went to lots of film festivals to network. This is when I realised that so many brilliant short films just disappear after festival runs and that non-film-industry-people never heard of short films before. And I experienced how making meaningful connections and a career behind the camera is just as hard as in front of the camera. It wasn't until I followed another passion in internet technologies and programming that I had the idea for Klipist. Learning to program led me to the digital agency Loxotipu Ltd that I co-own and made building a platform dedicated to short films possible. By combining my passions for film and technologies, I eventually created Klipist to connect, support and foster independent filmmakers and to give families, friends and a global audience the chance to experience the beauty of short films.

A film that changed your life?
The Last Samurai, it sparked a lifelong fascination and love for Japan!
If your life were a film…
I would like Chris Nolan to direct it! And Inception's Soundtrack "Time" would be playing on repeat.
If you were a movie character?
Vegeta from Dragonball Z. Always pushing to new levels, never giving up.

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Craig McDonald-Kelly

Craig McDonald-Kelly

Head of Films
Hi! I’m Craig. I’m a Scotland born, New York City trained actor now living in London. I had 4 years in New York and I did a lot. I performed Off-Broadway, played the lead in 2 feature films, was granted an O-1 Visa and met Tom Hanks. Since moving to London I’ve been in 6 episodes of BBC1's The A Word playing Gary the Chef. I’ve also had very unsexy sex on a kitchen table with an elderly woman as Greg Davies watched on Channel 4's Man Down. In 2017 I began making my own short films with a friend creating Deadline Films UK. We’ve made 8 films since and are looking to make our first feature in 2021! - www.deadlinefilmsuk.com
Doing good work with good people is my personal goal in all things acting and life. I’m excited to be part of the lovely beautiful Klipist team and see where this adventure goes!

A film that changed your life?
Wanted. It’s one of the earliest films I watched that I not only LOVED but saw myself in a role in Hollywood. James McAvoy plays a regular guy who’s life is turned upside down. And I was looking into drama schools at the time, looking to start something big with my life.
If your life were a film…
It would be a Judd Apatow comedy. A big hilarious adventure with all my friends trying to get by, do our best and be better.
If you were a movie character?
I’d be Ash from Pokemon. Ever the optimist. Always dreaming and trying to do what’s right no matter the cost.

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Aude des Pallieres

Aude des Pallieres

Head of Documentaries
I'm an English actress, writer and producer of French, Serbian and Montenegrin heritage. My acting career took off with my first television appearance as Mia Kovak in BBC’s ‘Casualty’ and I have since worked on various independent films; namely, playing the titular role opposite Kelly Bishop in Austrian romance, “The Salzburg Story”. I can most recently be seen in “Flack” on Amazon Prime and playing Madi Zhen in the Star Citizen gaming universe. With Klipist, I believe in the impact of story and value authenticity above all in the telling of them. I hope to form a creative hub of shared ideas through video.

A film that changed your life?
Pursuit of Happiness. And the Lion King.
If your life were a film…
Mean Girls by default. But I'd like to play out like Star Wars and I dibs being Yoda.
If you were a movie character?
Frances, from Frances Ha.

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Julie Rahier

Julie Rahier

Head of Marketing
I am passionate about stories. This led me to create a short film production association before working for major TV groups in Paris (France), my hometown, but also to explore the world. After living in Toronto (Canada), I found my way to London (UK) and my vocation in digital marketing. With Klipist, I am finally reconnecting with my long-lasting love for filmmaking – and I can’t wait to share it all with you. I'll be the one keeping you up-to-date with pretty newsletters (please subscribe), and if you see not-so-funny jokes on our social media, yep, that would also be me (about the nice-looking graphics, contact Josh).

A film that changed your life?
Super 8 (2011). It inspired me to direct my first short film.
If your life were a film…
I'd love Joe Hisaishi to compose the score!
If you were a movie character?
Someone like Evelyn in The Mummy (1999): clumsy, nerdy but highly adaptable.

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Josh Moore

Josh Moore

Creative Director
I've been a film fanatic all of my life, but I fell truly, madly, deeply in love with film when studying Latin American cinema as part of my Literature undergrad degree at Goldsmiths. Expanding my film knowledge and references to a world wider than the English speaking one opened my eyes to a whole new world, piqued my curiosity and culminated in me travelling South America for a short time a few years ago (but that's a story for another day). For the last ten years, I've been bouncing around London in various roles in the publishing media world (apart from my brief hiatus to backpack around the globe). Working in creative roles at places like The Evening Standard and magazines like GQ. Fast paced, fun stuff, but draining. I used the virus that shall not be named as an opportunity to launch my own business last year - Lawless Studio. Part content studio, creating photo and graphic content for brands, part influencer agency, connecting brands with artists across Europe. I now spend my time creating and designing, and my head is bursting with ideas to bring Klipist to life.

A film that changed your life?
Cidade de Deus, or City of God. The masterpiece from the marvellous city, Rio de Janeiro. It showed me a world far away from Hollywood, and stoked a curiosity and passion for all things South American.
If your life were a film…
The secret life of Walter Mitty? Working in a dead-end job with fantasies about being elsewhere ... or School of Rock, for reasons outlined below. To direct it!
If you were a movie character?
Jack Black or whatever his character name was in School of Rock. I have a recurring voice in my head that tells me I'm winging it, whatever job or situation I'm in. I guess I've been winging it, or faking it, for the last 10 years. Is that imposter syndrome? I don't know. But I can certainly relate to the feeling of falling into a job by accident. And the feeling that nobody cares about Hendrix anymore. Dewey Finn!! That's his name.

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Company Info

ADDRESS

Klipist Ltd
Hammersmith Grove
W6 7HB
London
United Kingdom

Registered UK

Company No. 12930444

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